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Elegantly carved quiver stiffener with zoomorphic head and incised design | Donald Ellis Gallery

Quiver Stiffener


late 19th century

marine mammal ivory

width: 12 ½"

Inventory # E4365

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Dr. John Beach Driggs Collection, Delaware. Driggs was an Episcopal missionary physician and educator who served in Point Hope, Alaska, between 1890 and 1910
By family descent


National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Cat. No. 36396 - See: Fitzhugh, William and Kaplan, Susan. Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982, pg. 248, pl. 304 for an earlier zoomorphic quiver stiffener decorated in the Okvik style collected by Edward Nelson in the late 19th century in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region

The Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection, New York State Historical Association - See: Vincent, Gilbert, T. Masterpieces of American Indian Art From the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1995, pg. 448, pl. T650-2

Donald Ellis Gallery, (unpublished) formerly in the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, New York, NY